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Does smoking affect a breast abscess woundw?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good idea.
Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Smoking interferes with wound healing. The healing is delayed, suboptimal, and may never finish due to a multitude of direct and indirect adverse effects of tobacco use.

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A member asked:

Does smoking affect breast abscess wound?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below: Smoking is bad for all healing including the type you mentioned. It probably won't be helped by stopping now, but stopping asst any time is a good idea.

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